Review: Land Rover Defender from a woman’s perspective

By Renate Engelbrecht

Thu, Dec 17

I got to review the Land Rover Defender and as a woman, mother and entrepreneur, I am definitely a fan. I took it off-road for an early morning drive; I took it dancing in the city streets. I let it pose between Jacaranda trees and I let it decorate my driveway. For a day, it was mine to drive and I loved it.

The Land Rover Defender is a vehicle for various drivers. Whether you’re an adventure seeker or a mother of four, it ticks all the boxes. It’s a super comfy family car and it’s fitted with numerous USB sockets throughout. Not to mention the huge amount of cameras, which made the transition from small car to big SUV very easy. The Land Rover Defender 110 D240 First Edition that I reviewed comes with a Blind Spot Assist Pack, 360 Degree Parking Aid and 3D Surround Camera. It also has wade sensing, lane keep assist, emergency braking, a rear traffic monitor, cruise control and speed limiter and six airbags which makes it super safe. Safety was the one thing that really stood out for me while driving the Defender.

As aesthetics always play a role (especially for women), I love how Land Rover allow you to personalise the vehicle to suit your lifestyle. It comes in different accessory packs: The Explorer pack, Adventure Pack, Country Pack and Urban Pack. They also come in different body styles (Defender 90 and Defender 110) and different models (Defender, Defender First Edition, Defender X-Dynamic and Defender X).

Here’s my experience of the Land Rover Defender:



Defender from Land Rover Centurion

Scarf from Poetry Stores, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

Outfits from H&M, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

Video by 1988 Films


  1. Yolandi North

    Stunning! I’m smitten with this car. Your video is also stunning. xxx

    • Renate Engelbrecht

      Thank you, Yolandi! Me too! Such a lovely colour too, isn’t it?


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